Tag: education

Days Gone By - stories from the past

John Pierce opened the first school in Alabama

In the spring of 1798, the Congress of the United States formed into a territory a part of what had been West Florida. By…

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Old Greensboro Female Academy in Alabama had many excellent female graduates, including a popular author

OLD GREENSBORO FEMALE ACADEMY1 Published 1908 In December, 1839, a meeting was held in the Greensboro Lyceum (in Hale County, Alabama) by the subscribers…

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The first public school in Greensboro was outside the corporate limits across Caldwell Creek

Greensboro Public School1 Published in 1908 In 1858, Miles Hassell Yerby, a graduate of the State University at Tuscaloosa, came to Greensboro and taught…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Summerfield – Beautiful, rare [film, photographs & story] of a forgotten college and community in Alabama

Summerfield had many grand houses and a beautiful college in pre-Civil War, Alabama.  Denominational college for boys and girls in pre-Civil War, Alabama The…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you know the name of the college in Alabama (still exists) that was once the leading college in the South?

Today, LaGrange College is a private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college, affiliated with the Methodist Church in LaGrange, Georgia. LaGrange College opened its…

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Would you travel 1000 miles on horseback to attend the University of Alabama? This 14 year-old boy did

JOHN MURRAY FORBES'S HORSEBACK TRIP TO ALABAMA IN 1831. By Thomas Semmes Forbes, Birmingham Originally written ca 1904 (Transcribed from Transactions of the Alabama…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Judson College in Marion, Alabama is the fifth oldest women’s college in the United States opened its doors on January 7, 1839

Judson College is the fifth oldest women's college in the United States. It was founded by members of Siloam Baptist Church in 1838 in…